ISBN 9781733752626
Pages 432
Dimensions 198 x 129mm
Published 2020
Publisher Bakwa Books, Cameroon
Format Paperback

Your Feet Will Lead You Where Your Heart Is/ Le crépuscule des âmes sœurs


edited by Dzekashu MacViban, Nfor E. Njinyoh

Introducing a new generation of young Cameroonian writers, this bilingual anthology highlights new directions in the Cameroonian short story, as the stories move from fantasy, existentialism, afrojujuism to realism. An unusual narrator in "Spittle Royale" walks the fine line between empathy, radicalisation and primal instincts; in "Finding Jaman" a correction facility cleaner hoards objects belonging to executed inmates leading to an interesting discovery; in the eponymous title story, lovers reconnect after forty years apart, unearthing secrets that will change their lives forever.

The culmination of two workshops, one on creative writing and the other on literary translation, both followed by a mentorship period, these stories will remain with you long after you've finished reading them.

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About the Editors

Dzekashu MacViban

Dzekashu MacViban is the author of Scions of the Malcontent and the founder of Bakwa Books and Bakwa Magazine. His fiction has appeared in Wasafiri, Kwani?, Jungle Jim, and elsewhere, and his writing has been translated into Japanese, German, French and Spanish. He is the recipient of an Akademie Schloss Solitude Fellowship.

Nfor E. Njinyoh

Nfor E. Njinyoh holds an MA in Translation from the Advanced School of Translators and Interpreters (ASTI), Buea, Cameroon. He is also a copy editor and an infrequent author of poetry. Two of his poems have featured on Bakwa Magazine.

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